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Democracy Now! Wednesday, April 23, 2003


Published April 23, 2003


Precarious Situation in Baghdad: Report From Kathy Kelly of Voices in the Wilderness
In Baghdad, hundreds of Shiites yesterday staged demonstrations outside the Palestine Hotel for the second straight day. They demanded the release of Baghdad’s leading Shiite cleric Sheikh Muhammad al-Fartusi, who they said had been arrested by US forces.

Mines and Unexploded Munitions in Iraq Continue to Maim and Kill: Sean Sutton of the Mines Advisory Group Speaks From Northern Iraq
Mines and unexploded munitions have killed 52 people and injured 63 in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk over just the past week. The Daily Mirror of London is reporting that most of the victims were children. Iraq is being reminded once again that long after the combat fighting ends, the killing continues.

Discussion On Use of Animals in the Military
“War is not healthy for children and other living things.”

Newly Discovered DNA Evidence Proves Death Row Juvenile Innocent

Pilgrimage and Protest, the Shia of Iraq: We Speak to Professor Abukhalil About Shia Sentiment in Iraq
More than two million Shi’ite Muslims are converging on the Iraqi holy city of Karbala, an Al-Jazeera correspondent told Democracy Now! today. Many of them are demanding that U.S. troops get out of the country. The numbers could surpass one million this week as the pilgrimage climaxes.

Columbia University Professor Edward Said: History, Colonialism and How the U.S. Is Changing the Map of the Middle East
Last week Columbia University professor Edward Said spoke at a 25th anniversary commemoration of his 1978 classic work “Orientalism.” Today we listen to a short excerpt of Said on colonialism and how the U.S. is changing the map of the Middle East.


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